Swift exit

As army families, we’re all used to upheaval, but when families in Kenya and Nepal were given ultra-short notice to move back to the UK during the COVID-19 crisis, it was a worrying time. AFF was on hand to hel...

Captain Marvel

We couldn’t let this edition of Army&You pass without acknowledging inspirational war veteran Captain Tom Moore, who was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Army Foundation College, Harrogate, on his 100th bi...

How are you?

A word from AFF Chief Exec, Sara Baade... When I first came to the UK about 20 years ago, I thought it was the kindest country in the world because everyone kept asking me how I was. Little did I understand at...

Forces Scrub Hub

The Forces Scrub Hub was started by army spouse Kelly Pollard, team leader at the Sandhurst Military Coworking Hub; an initiative set-up to support military spouses working from home. With many members of the ...

New funding to bring forces communities together

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched an exciting new funding programme to support creative and engaging projects supporting the forces community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Forces Communitie...

Artist seeks a special kind of help

Kirsty Chapman, an intuitive artist based in West Sussex, has been painting and drawing ever since she was three years old. Her artwork follows a military and remembrance theme, with her most unique paintings ...

Akrotiri Volunteer Army

More than 60 partners and personnel from RAF Akrotiri have been providing vital support to military sections across the Station during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team from the community have been assisting in ...

Codebreaking challenge

Operation Bletchley is a virtual codebreaking challenge brought to you by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. This summer, immerse your family in the 1940s, meeting real-life secret agents and codebreakers who helped wi...

Get creative with forces voices

BFBS has launched a 'Forces Voices’ creativity competition to get you to share your ‘stay home’ creative masterpieces and be in with the chance of winning £500 worth of Amazon vouchers. During this difficult t...

Putting the army behind you

Extra support for those easing into civvy street Preparation is key to a successful transition to life after a career in the armed forces. As AFF highlighted in its Lifting the Lid on Transition research, publ...